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#81 Felix Mottram

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:44 AM

Heh, well, its vanishing small numbers but, lets see....

iQuad (US/Can) 6-10 members
Island Quad (Can) - 4? members
Too Much Fun (US) - 3 members.

These are teams that I know of specifically, I have no doubt there's more given the huge resurgence in quad flyers, so, hopefully some will pipe up


So roughly speaking the European/Japanese contingent are 88 and the USA could get us to 100.

Should we concentrate our efforts on 2012 in London! <grins>

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:48 AM

To be honest, expenses in mind, it'd be cheaper on the whole to have the event in Europe.

How about at the Berck sur Mer Festival?

Already a long-standing history of Rev mega team there, TONS of room, not too much time taken up by demos, etc.

Also, it will be their year off from the World Sport Kite Championships, they might want something else to highlight.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:57 AM

To be honest, expenses in mind, it'd be cheaper on the whole to have the event in Europe.

How about at the Berck sur Mer Festival?

Already a long-standing history of Rev mega team there, TONS of room, not too much time taken up by demos, etc.

Also, it will be their year off from the World Sport Kite Championships, they might want something else to highlight.


As many of us are familiar with this event I think that this would be a very good idea.

The Decs have wanted to do the full event for many years but have only ever managed to do a long weekend.

Gerard would want arena presentations but the opportunity to build the event would be fantastic.

Gets my vote for sure. I will go book vacation time in the morning....

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:05 PM

Berck is high up on iQuad's "to do" list for 2009...

While we'll be cutting our schedule back by 40%-50% (30+ events in 2008), we'll be focusing on higher profile events where we can meet with more teams.

That, the top US events, and more Rev clinics of course. ;)

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:10 PM

There is a new team down Florida way by the name of Quad Fx, and I'm sure we all would love to be part of something like this..........

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:11 PM

Berck is high up on iQuad's "to do" list for 2009...

While we'll be cutting our schedule back by 40%-50% (30+ events in 2008), we'll be focusing on higher profile events where we can meet with more teams.

That, the top US events, and more Rev clinics of course. ;)


OK, so should we take this forward as a 'global' proposal to Gerard. Are any of the Japanese teams in a position to commit at this stage?

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:14 PM

You're welcome to wear them if you like.


NO!!!! This is a family oriented forum!!! The very thought of Jonesey squeezed into your fishnet stockings brings a on a certain queasy disbelief.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:25 PM

If it will be Berck 2009 i think/hope we will be IN !!!!!!!

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:39 PM

If it will be Berck 2009 i think/hope we will be IN !!!!!!!

Marc
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Hi Mark :blue_wink: ,.Nice to fly and talk with you guys.


More again soon hopefully.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:54 PM

Both Berck & Kite Party at Huntington beach sound great to me, in fact any place that has a smooth wind & a gathering of rev flyers is good if finances permit.

Was fortunate to make the trip from the UK to Kite Party earlier this year with my family, have to say we all had a great time & Dave Shenkman from Kite Connection is a great guy.


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:56 PM

Berck is a wonderful event that I would dearly love to get back to, but it is unfortunately during school time, rather than the summer hols and as such we (Too Much Fun) would probably not be able to make it.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:04 PM

... We've got 180Go! ... but they're still pretty much fun teams at this point.

Well, not just a "fun team." Though they do have fun!
180GO! did 9 festivals in 4 different U.S. states this summer and they've been invited back to all of them and even have a postive bank balance!
No worries, no offense taken, just wanted to be clear. :blue_wink:

There's also a lot of individual U.S. fliers who aren't on teams that have the talents to do the grid format mega fly.

All that being said though, I'd like to go to France! I've always wanted to do Berck.
Heck, I'd enjoy going to any of the locations mentioned so far.
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:09 PM

I've always wanted to do Berck.



Dangerously close to the low countries for you Papa Smurf ....... they might not let you back out ;)

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:09 PM

Berck is a fab festival, and definitely one of the best to visit in Europe. It's also fairly early on in the season so you're just bursting to get out and fly then after a looong winter of practice...

So long as the weather stays nice .. last year (well this year, 2008) it snowed on the beach!
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:11 PM

Well, not just a "fun team." Though they do have fun!
180GO! did 9 festivals in 4 different U.S. states this summer and they've been invited back to all of them and even have a postive bank balance!
No worries, no offense taken, just wanted to be clear. :blue_wink:

There's also a lot of individual U.S. fliers who aren't on teams that have the talents to do the grid format mega fly.

All that being said though, I'd like to go to France! I've always wanted to do Berck.
Heck, I'd enjoy going to any of the locations mentioned so far.


Mike,

I am sure that you will appreciate that there is a 'tricky' balance between giving a festival organiser the possible numbers while at the same time trying to encourage them to get sponsorship in order to support the numbers.

We need to know the level of interest and commitment!

Best wishes

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:38 PM

Thanks for the clarification Mike, duly noted. ;)

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 12:33 AM

There is no official record for team synchronised flying.

But 710 kites were flown simultaneously during theDrachenfest in ST Peter-Ording,Germany on 9th August 2008.

That apart from endurance flights is the only record.

Just thought you would like to know.
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As Simon said, there are all kinds of kite records that are not in the "book". The organizers of the particular event above gave everyone a number and a free kite! Take a look at some of Ray Bethell's records. www.raybethell.com (amazing) The largest number of kites flown on a single line is 11,284, this record is held by a class of Japanese school children. The most kites flown in the sky at one time is 4,663 at Long Beach, Washington.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 03:37 AM

To be honest, expenses in mind, it'd be cheaper on the whole to have the event in Europe.

How about at the Berck sur Mer Festival?

Already a long-standing history of Rev mega team there, TONS of room, not too much time taken up by demos, etc.

Also, it will be their year off from the World Sport Kite Championships, they might want something else to highlight.


Gets my vote
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 03:52 AM

Gets my vote

Same as you Gary :) but without snow, I hope !

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:44 AM

BTW - anyone know the actual dates of Berck 2009 yet. I see that we have the US Spring break for my kids Apr 13 - 17 so if it tied in with that we could consider a trip.

Mark.




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